Posted on Jun, 24. 2010 Category the big days Tags
I first heard from Bridget over a year ago to create a bouquet for her wedding this Summer. I was working through my May and June orders when I received an e-mail from her. As a Florida Keys resident, she and her fiance decided to move up their wedding date because of concerns about the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That kind of made me think about other events and weddings and celebrations happening in the gulf area–what a nightmare for everyone. And good for Bridget for making the best of it.
Bridget sent me several boxes of these super-blingy brooches to integrate into her bouquet. When I first received them I thought their size might seem out-of-proportion with the rest of the flowers, but I love how it ended up coming together.
I also stemmed the brooches so they can be removed and worn later, then replaced, if she wants.
Their wedding is tomorrow, so send them your best beautiful day vibes.
Posted on Jun, 22. 2010 Category in my closet Tags
It’s been a long time since I did one of these! Not because I’m not feeling totally cute…but because I pretty much wear the same thing every day which doesn’t make for good posts. Nursing tank top, tunic, leggings. Nursing tank top, cardigan, skirt. Nursing tank, vest, leggings. Random jersey dress. Story of my life these days.
It is harder now to dress than it was before–nothing really fits, my hips are too wide, my boobs are too big, whatever. I felt pretty cool in this outfit when I had it on but now I’m not sure. I think it’s the hat. It’s hard for me to feel confident in hats. (And what about hair? Do I do a ponytail? A low bun? Leave it down? I just want to avoid looking bald, as I do in these pictures…)
Finally, Eric Downs and I are speaking about our new coworking venture, CAMP, at Cornstalks at the Omaha Chamber this Thursday. It’s at 1301 Harney St. Drinks and snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll be speaking around at 7:30 p.m. It’s very casual–come early, come late, whatever.
If you have had questions about coworking, how we started down the road of starting CAMP as a new business, or anything else I could answer, leave a comment. I’m working on my presentation today and it would give me some good jumping-off points.
So anyway if you’re local and you care, I’d love to meet you at the Omaha Chamber this Thursday night. Eric would want me to point out that you should come, if only to meet him.
skirt: american apparel
hat: madison 88
belt: deena and ozzy
alice’s dress: carters?
stroller: quinny buzz
Don’t forget to enter the cloth diaper giveaway sponsored by Baby Naturally, LLC before Friday!
Posted on Jun, 21. 2010 Category in the studio pertaining to alice Tags
We have been doing cloth diapers with Alice Elfie from the beginning and we both love it. After using the occasional disposable diaper, Dave and I have been surprised by how easy the cloth ones are to use. I’m not an “earth mama,” but I feel really accomplished and proud when I think about how good cloth is for Alice’s sensitive little buns and that I’m not contributing to the gross piles of disposable plastic diapers in landfills that won’t break down for hundreds of years.
My friend Kelly Ward, owner of Baby Naturally, LLC is sponsoring a giveaway today of a FuzziBunz one-size diaper. Alice uses these–they can either work as a cover for a prefold diaper or as an all-in-one with a washable insert. At night, we use a prefold WITH the insert so she can stay drier and sleep a little longer.
I also love that Kelly’s company is owned by another working mom like me, and that her job fulfills her passion of creating a natural, organic environment for her son and other children. Kelly also believes in using handmade, repurposed items whenever available and she’s been a great supporter of my business!
If you don’t have a baby and aren’t planning for kids, I think it’d also be great to enter for someone you know, or just to have an awesome A+ gift on hand for baby shower season. Kelly’s shop has lots of other great gift ideas too, and tons of stuff I want for myself as a new mom.
To enter just leave a comment here, and I hope you check out Kelly’s website, Baby Naturally LLC. You can really see the love she put into her business on her website which I admire her so much for.
Winner drawn on Friday!